Love of NYC Subway
Dr. Smith explains that children on the spectrum have narrowly focused interests and spend a great deal of time reviewing materials related to these interests. Social interaction may also be limited as typical children often become bored with this specific topic and the child's one sided rehearsal of related facts. These preoccupations can sometimes be confused with savantism.
"Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders may focus intensely on only one or just a few specific interests, very narrowly focused and the child may spend a great deal of time reviewing the associated material."
— Christopher Smith, PhD